Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Dandelions are in Bloom -- for DigiStamps4Joy

Hello, and happy Wednesday, crafty friends!  It's time for some mid-challenge inspiration at DigiStamps4Joy.  The theme for this challenge is "Flowers".  I've been using my Copic markers almost exclusively lately, so I wanted to try something different.  I got busy with some Tim Holtz distress inks instead:

I used the DS4J digi "Dandelion" on this card.

I sponged the outside of the image with distress ink, used two Spellbinders dies on it, and mounted it on some paper that I thought brought out the bright color of the ink (paper by My Mind's Eye, from my stash).  the butterfly is a die by Cheery Lynn, the ribbon is 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon from the Celebrations Bundle. The sentiment is a retired stamp from Close To My Heart. 
I love creating with flowers! If you do, too, come link up with us at DigiStamps4Joy. You have until Tuesday, June 24th. 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - ATG, with something from your stash (paper)
TTCRD Challenge Blog -- Always ATG
Craft Dee Bowz -- CDB 14 -- ATG with a homemade bow
Craftin' Desert Divas -- Favorite Color Challenge (blue)
Squigglefly Challenge #24 -- orange &/or blue
Vintage Stamping Challenges -- Summer Flowers 


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      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. what a gorgeous image, julie. there's something about those dandelion seeds blowing in the wind that makes me think of teaching my kids to "make a wish" when they were small. beautiful work my friend, always!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation at our challenge this time at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Do hope you join us again next challenge..x

    {Crafty Sentiments Designs aNNie DT Member}

  4. Great card and great blog...have joined up and hope you can join mine and in the candy which I have three lovely sponsors ...cheers, aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  5. What a lovely card, thanks for joining us this week at TTPH and good luck.

    Lori DT

  6. Beautiful, love the striking impression from the orange and it's a fabulous image too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  7. What a nice card. I love dandelions and yours is so pretty.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  8. Sweet sunburst around your lovely flower. Love that sentiment with the flower. Thanks for joining in on the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Lovely card! Love the inked edges of your image. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge.

  10. Beautiful! So glad you could join us at Squigglefly!

  11. Such beautiful rich colours Julie and a really stunning creation.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  12. That is one lovely card, love the bright..

    Fiona dT

  13. Such a pretty card.

    Thank you for joining us and make sure you stop by Craftin Desert Divas tomorrow for the beginning of the June stamp release, it's a fun one!!!

  14. Pretty card! thanks for joining us at Love to Create. We do have a ten challenge maximum to be eligible for a prize but hope you will join us again next time. Mo xxx

  15. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at TTPH.xx

  16. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  17. Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x (GDT)

  18. Beautifully done! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  19. Another great entry-love how you pulled the burnt orange form the background papers and used that to sponge. Great job :)
    Clear it out challenge blog

  20. Very pretty. I love how you framed the dandelion. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara